Aug 29, 2011

35th Mallee Rover Scout Activity Camp

Mallee Rover Crew


Sunraysia District Scouts

present the

35th Mallee Rover Scout Activity Camp

November 4th ,5th ,& 6th 2011

This is the camp of the year, for all of the Scouts (and Venturers, Leaders and Rovers), in the Sunraysia and surrounding Districts. Held every year on the banks of the mighty Darling River, just outside of Wentworth. The camp is an activity camp where the Scouts come to have fun and participate in the activities run by the local Rover crews.

Download the Scout info pack here!!

Download the Venturer info pack here!!

Don't forget the Latest Health Form!

Cut-off Date - 18th October 2011!

Aug 22, 2011

Cohen Shield & District Competition Camp 2011 - Mertenalli Sandhills, Kelso Station. September 9, 10 & 11.

What is it ?: Cohen Shield is both a competition and an activity camp. So it is a full camp set-up. Everything needs to be as good as you can make it. Camp sites will be judged.

When: 9th, 10th & 11th September 2011. Meet at the Hall at 6:00pm on Friday night.

Uniform: Scouts need to wear full uniform to travel to and from the activity.

Where: Mertenalli Sandhills, Kelso Station, Pooncarie Road, via Wentworth, NSW (see map below). 

Transport Arrangements: We will meet at the Scout Hall at 6pm on Friday 9th September, and all travel out together. Scouts may arrange car pooling.
Depart: Scout Hall, 6pm Friday evening.
Return: Pick up from camp, 2:30pm Sunday.

Cost: $25

Health Form: Download here and return it with payment.

Food: Leaders and PL's will go shopping for food on Thursday afternoon. Patrols will cater for themselves with the food provided.

Other Information: 
There will be no swimming.
This is a SCOUT camp for scouts only!

Leader Contact Details:
Leader in Charge of Activity: Steven Munro - 0439 369 163
Emergency Contact: John Loughhead - 0418 375 920

Map: The turn off from the highway will be sign-posted.
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Aug 18, 2011

Annual General Meeting : Tue 30 August 7:30pm - 9:30pm

The 5th Mildura Scout Group Committee is holding its Annual General Meeting at 7:30pm on Tuesday 30th August at the Hall.

The Parents Committee’s main function is to support the leaders to ensure that we have an active and healthy group. The Group presently has a active Cub Pack, Scout Troop and Venturer Unit with a total of about 50 youth members (and we are still growing!). Parents of members from all sections are encouraged to get involved.

The committee:
  • controls group finance,
  • maintains (and cleans) the hall and grounds,
  • completes submissions for special funding, organises fundraising and social activities,
  • seeks potential leaders,
  • promotes the group and Scouting in community to ensure growth in membership.
The Parents Committee is elected at an Annual General Meeting usually held in August of each year. Members are required to attend meetings held each month. Visitors are welcome.

This Committee includes a chairperson, treasurer and secretary. Ideally we would like a quarter master, hall maintenance coordinator, grant submission coordinator and fundraising coordinator.

Joining the Parents Committee is one of the ways in which interested parents can support their child's Scouting without the weekly commitment of being a Leader. It is also a good way to get to know other parents and to find out what is happening in the Group.

Aug 16, 2011

Scouts: Patrol Activity Night - Wednesday 17 August

Scouts tomorrow night 17/8 is 'Patrol Activity Night'. 7:30-9:30pm, full uniform. Drop off and pick up by parents at venue. No need for scouts to come to hall (apart from Falcons). Ask PL for cost details. Scouts are not to leave venue until collected by a parent. Do not leave until all scouts have been collected.
Patrol Activities:
Falcons (PL: James) - Chocolate Making at Hall.
Bandicoots (PL: Chloe) - Put Put
Kangas (PL: Tavis) - Put Put
Eagles (PL: John) - Star FM & Ten Pin Bowling (Transport?).

Any problems call or text:
Steve 0439 369 163
John 0418375920

Reminder: Committee Meeting at 5th Mildura Hall on Wednesday at 7:30pm. Scout family support is needed to keep the Group running.

Aug 11, 2011

Venturers Tonight 11/08/11 :: L-Plate Night at 2nd Mildura Hall

Venturers is at the 2nd Mildura Hall tonight. We have swapped our planned 'Games Night' for 'L-Plate Night'. 

Where: 2nd Mildura Scout Hall on Ontario Avenue (between 10th & 11th). 
Wear: Full uniform.
Time: 7:30-9:30pm.
Getting There: Drop off and pick up at 2nd Mildura.

Aug 10, 2011

Cubs in August

I think I have this blog worked out, only taken an few attempts.

Last week at Cubs we made models of the Solar System they are hanging on our Six hooks.  This is part of the Space badge.  Later in the term we will be going to Stargazers.

Next week Mr John Douglas will be talking about how Scouting started in Sunraysia and we will also be revamping our time line, so for any one who brings some info, I may have a treat!!

August 22nd is Scouts In Action Week Disability Awareness so keep signing the Promise and I will teach you all the next bit, next week.

August 29th we have a  Dentist Visiting us, to teach us about looking after our teeth.

Aug 1, 2011

Scouts National Tree Day :: Sunday 7 August 2011 (9:30am to 11:30am)

Calling all Joeys, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venturers, Rovers, Leaders, Fellowship members & Families,

Please find attached the Flyer for the Sunraysia District Scouts National Tree Day this coming Sunday 7th August 2011 from 9.30am to 11.30am.

Council has given us the Railway Linear Reserve between 11th Street & 12th Street, Mildura.

We can all meet at Heley Court Playground ~ directions to get there:

From Ontario Ave turn into 12th Street & head back towards Walnut Ave,
the playground is at the end of 12th Street next to railway line.

This will all be followed by a sausage sizzle in Heley Court Playground.

If you need any further information please call me on 0434 540 202 or by reply email.

Hope to see many of you there :-)

Yours in Scouting,
David Searle

David Searle
District Commissioner
Sunraysia District Scouts

No Cubs Tonight :: 1 August 2011

Kerri has lost her voice! She is under strict doctor's instructions not to talk for a few days, so Cubs has been cancelled for tonight.